1 Pro Moving will help make your move stress free move. Here are most of the things you’ll need to attend to before your move.
- Visit your bank and advise them of your moving plans so that they can offer recommendations for a financial institution in your area and change address information on your current accounts.
- Notify your doctor(s) and dentist of your move in order to have records and prescriptions transferred. Ask them for referrals in your new community.
- Find out the school(s) your children will attend and arrange to have their records transferred.
- If you have pets, arrange for their boarding during your move (you won’t want them underfoot).
- Notify insurance companies of your move. Transfer your renter’s insurance to ensure immediate coverage.
- Send change of address to your post office. Send change of address cards to friends, magazines, and creditors.
- Cancel newspaper delivery and, if applicable, laundry/diaper service.
- Contact utilities for disconnections and possible deposit refunds due you.
- Arrange to have utilities connect at new residence.
- Pack items of sentimental value and valuable papers that you are going to take yourself.
- Clean out the refrigerator and cabinets. Prepare meals that use up the food you don’t want to take.
- Arrange to have your children stay with a baby-sitter, friends or family on moving day.
- Plan a furniture layout for the movers, showing where things should be in your new home.
- Pack anything that the movers aren’t packing.
- Thoroughly clean your apartment to ensure a complete refund of your security deposit.Cancel newspaper delivery and, if applicable, laundry/diaper service.
- Check with your new rental office to see if there is a freight elevator for moving or for any special move regulations.
- Take a local phone directory with you.
- Set up an agenda for moving day.
- Label the boxes that you’ll need right away.
- Defrost and dry your refrigerator.
- Give the movers your new telephone number or a number where they can reach you.
- Check with your present rental office to see if there’s anything special required of you before you depart.
- Make sure the leasing office will be open at your new community when you arrive, or arrange to have your new keys available.
On Moving Day
- Take pets to kennel; take children to baby-sitter’s. Try not to mix those up.
- Prepare to be on hand when the your moving company arrives to direct them.
- Make a final inspection of your old home to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.
When You Arrive
- Arrange to be at your new home when the movers arrives.
- Do direct the movers, but don’t get in their way.
- Make sure all appliances are functioning and that the electricity and gas are operating properly.